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growth. the numbers were released today. they say that home values in 20 united states cities were up 1.2% in july compared to a year earlier. it's the biggest 12 month advance since august of 2010. despite the news on housing and good news on consumer confidence stock prices fell today. people were worried about the lower profit forecast for caterpillar. the dow fell 101 points, the nasdaq down 43 and the s and p had it's worst day since june, down 15 points. >> toys r us the latest to put out the help wanted signs for the holidays. the toy store giant plans to hire 45,000 seasonal workers. that's about 13% monday that it hired last year. many of the new employees will help with online customer orders that can be picked up at stores, wal-mart and koh also's are also beefing up staff. >> hundreds of comcast employees in northern california learned today they are losing their jobs. comcast is moving all of its california call centers out of state including the ones in livermore, morgan hill and sacramento. that means one thousand jobs gone. >> reporter: hundreds of employees in sacrame
. >>> this year is the worst on record when it comes to west nile virus in the united states and in san francisco they got their first human case of west nile virus in years. ktvu's david stevenson is here now and tells us what the city is pouring down storm drains to deal with this program. david? >> reporter: a program that puts a chemical in the storm drains is aimed at fighting west nile virus. >> reporter: making a special delivery. designed to kill mosquito eggs growing down below. >> we keep a watch over these. the problem is stagnant water in parks. >> reporter: the program is important now, san francisco last week recorded its first case of human west nile virus in 7 years. >> the tip of the ice burg. >> reporter: officials last week found one that tested positive for the virus. mosquito transmit the virus from birds to human. there are more san franciscans infected than they are aware of. >> only 1-5 will develop a illness and 1-150 will develop the severe encephalitis. >>> the u.s. is experiencing the largest outbreak of west nile virus since 13 years ago. as of yesterday there are 16
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